Check out Durgawati devi biography, birthday, age, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle
Durgawati devi biography
- Name- Durgawati devi
- Known for- Contribution to Indian freedom movement
- Organization- Naujawan Bharat Sabha
- Pseudonyms- Durga bhabhi
- Important dates
- Birthday- 7 October 1907
- Obit day- 15 October 1999
- Important places
- Place of birth- NA
- Obit place- Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (India)
- Institutions- NA
- Educational qualifications- NA
- Father- NA
- Mother- NA
- Siblings- NA
- Spouse- Bhagwati Charan Vohra
- Children- Sachindra Vohra
Lesser known facts
- Durgawati devi was one of the most prominent women revolutionaries who actually participated in armed revolution against British government.
- She is most widely known for helping Bhagat Singh escape through a train journey after he had killed Saunders. She posed as wife of Bhagat Singh with her son. Rajguru was also accompanying them and he carried their luggage. In fact, Bhagat Singh shaved off his beard and shortened his hair to avoid detection.
- Durga bhabhi was married to the revolutionary Bhagwati Charan Vohra when she was only eleven years old.
- As the wife of HSRA member Bhagwati Charan Vohra, she was referred to as Bhabhi and became popularly known as ‘Durga Bhabhi’.
- Durgawatiwati devi came into prominence when Naujawan bharat sabha decided to observe anniversary of Kartar Singh Sarabha’s martyrdom.
- She also led funeral procession of the revolutionary Jatindra Nath Das after he died due to his 63-day hunger strike in jail.
- She also tried to assassinate Lord Hailey but he was able to escape. She was later caught by the police and imprisoned for a period of 3 years.
- She also used to run a bomb factory which was called ‘Himalayan Toilets’ to act as a smokescreen in Delhi.
- After India achieved independence in 1947, she started to live as common citizen Ghaziabad. She later started a school as well for poor children in Lucknow.